Celebrate all nations (but mostly America) with Disney World’s Fourth of July Festivities

James James | June 22, 2012

With the Fourth of July less than two weeks away, people all over the United States are starting to plan how they’re going to celebrate this nation’s independence day. If you’re heading to Walt Disney World on that very patriotic day, good news! As they do every year, WDW will run special Fourth of July Read More

5 small things that Disney World should emulate from the new California Adventure

James James | June 21, 2012

Last week, Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort finished a 5 year, 1.2 billion dollar reimagining that transformed DCA into a park that’s truly worthy of bearing the Disney name. I was able to visit the park this week, and I am beyond impressed. The empty, poorly themed park that opened in 2001 is Read More

Celebrate Epcot’s 30th Anniversary with D23.

James James | June 13, 2012

On October 1, 1982, EPCOT Center opened to the public. In the three decades since, Epcot has been visited by millions upon millions of guests, and it has been heralded by some as the greatest theme park on the planet. This October, Epcot turns 30. While most would wonder if turning 30 means they’re getting Read More

Two ways to be Brave at Epcot and Magic Kingdom.

James James | June 4, 2012

Brave, Disney/Pixar’s highly-anticipated fantasy adventure film set in Scotland, is set to debut in theatres across the country on June 22. Disney’s promotion for Brave is in full swing, with trailers and billboards for the movie popping up almost everywhere. If your kids can’t wait for Pixar’s next film, Walt Disney World has a couple Read More

Disney World ticket prices increase June 3rd.

James James | June 1, 2012

As we predicted last week, Walt Disney World is following in Disneyland’s footsteps and increasing ticket prices. While the price hike at Disney World is not as steep as Disneyland, which saw up to 30% increases, a price increase is never good news. Tickets from a single day single park pass (was $85, is now Read More

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Reopens

James James | May 29, 2012

Hang on to your hats, because this here’s the wildest news update in the wilderness. Memorial Day guests found that Magic Kingdom regained an iconic mountain yesterday. After being closed since early January this year for refurbishment, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad reopened to Disney World guests, complete with a few changes. The queue area of Read More

Three reasons I wish I was in Orlando for Star Wars Weekends

James James | May 24, 2012

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a huge Star Wars fan. I grew up loving the original trilogy, and I had a closet full of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader action figures to prove it. While not every thing that George Lucas created in Star Wars is a gem (I’m Read More

Disneyland tickets jump in price. What does this mean for WDW?

James James | May 22, 2012

Guests in Southern California have been abuzz the past few days since Disneyland Resort announced a significant increase in price that took effect Sunday, May 20th. The price-hikes range from a significant $7 boost to the One-Day One-Park ticket (now $87) to a staggering $150 to the Premium Annual Passport (now $649). So far, the Read More

New Fantasyland model now featured at Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream in DHS

James James | May 18, 2012

I used to tour the parks at Walt Disney World only seeking out thrills. I would run from fastpass to fastpass, trying to ride the most rides, and usually ending up exhausted at the end of the day. While I still like to have days where I run around to experience the best rides WDW Read More

New Fantasyland rollout continues this July and Holiday 2012

James James | May 4, 2012

After opening a small portion of Storybook Circus last month, the Magic Kingdom’s largest expansion continues its debut this year with a few major attractions opening this year in two phases. The first phase will be in July when Storybook Circus will be completed with the opening of the second Dumbo spinner, and interactive Dumbo Read More